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The components of transmedia storytelling

What are the key components of transmedia storytelling?

In this video I talk about how characters in the digital world are presented differently from how they were imagined in the analogue period.

We wonder what the most important aspect of a character is? Their looks, their personality, or their goals in life? In the past, their personality and life goals were the biggest priority. In the era of script storytelling, how the character behaved in order to achieve their goal was of the utmost importance. Next came what kind of person he or she was, exemplified in Hamlet’s indecisiveness and the now famous line, “To be, or not to be?”

Compare this character to ones you encounter in games you play. What do you see? Characters in digital contents hardly touch upon psychology.

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